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Metadata

Originally presented to Dr. Starr Hoffman's class, Library Science 653 section 03, Spring 2014.
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Christina Harlow

on 25 February 2014

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Transcript of Metadata

Academic Commons
Columbia University's Institutional Repository
Everything from articles to blog posts to data sets to theses
Hydra-based (open-source digital repository software)
projecthydra.org
MODS, DC ; XML ; Rights Metadata
Omeka Exhibitions
Digitized items Exhibitions / Content Management System
usually from Archival Collections
'out-of-the-box' supports unqualified Dublin Core
Extensions can add other schema, elements
Omeka.org
MODS, DC / XML
What is Metadata?
Beyond libraries:
'data about data'
information generated by using technical tools & resources
cataloging done by men who get paid more
MARC Cataloging
'Traditional' Cataloging
Create bibliographic records for variety of items
books
serials
electronic resources
MARC: Machine-Readable Cataloging
Integrated Library System - Online Public Access Catalog
Other Projects
Built Works Registry
MODS / Getty / XML
Primarily remediation of legacy metadata
builtworksregistry.wordpress.com
Durst Project
MODS extended / XML
Primarily remediation
Geographic information important
Metadata at the Columbia University Libraries
In libraries:
Most broadly, Cataloging
Structured information that describes a resource
Christina Harlow
Metadata Assistant
Original & Special Materials Cataloging
cmh2166@columbia.edu
@cm_harlow

Metadata Framework
(simplified)
Metadata in the Stack
(simplified)
schema (e.g. MODS, Dublin Core)
what elements to record
vocabularies (LCNAF, Getty ULAN)
content standard (RDA, AACR2)
how to formulate element values
encoding (MARC, XML)
how to structure elements
Items / Storage
Records
Discovery Interface
Users
Catalogers, Metadata tools like Omeka
indexes
http://tinyurl.com/nlunlou
Seeing Standards:
http://www.dlib.indiana.edu/~jenlrile/metadatamap/seeingstandards.pdf
Using Metadata to find Paul Revere
http://kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2013/06/09/using-metadata-to-find-paul-revere/
ALCTS Metadata Blog
http://www.alcts.ala.org/metadatablog/
Bibliographic Wilderness Blog
http://bibwild.wordpress.com/
Of possible interest:
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